[ luh-mahz ]
/ ləˈmɑz /
a method by which an expectant mother is prepared for childbirth by education, psychological and physical conditioning, and breathing exercises.
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Origin of Lamaze method
probably earlier than 1975–80; named after Fernand Lamaze, 20th-century French physician, its originator
Also called psychoprophylaxis.
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A method of childbirth in which the expectant mother is prepared psychologically and physically to give birth without the use of pain-relieving drugs.
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